DAC2 HGC Review - Peter Aczel, The Audio Critic

DAC2 HGC Review - Peter Aczel, The Audio Critic

by Benchmark Media Systems August 20, 2013

DAC2 HGC - "Represents a new reference standard"

"The Benchmark DAC2 HGC represents a new reference standard in the category of 'DAC with line-level preamp'."

"Its sound is what any non-voodoo reviewer would expect on the basis of the Audio Precision measurements: the exact sound of the signal source, nothing more and nothing less."

 - Peter Aczel, The Audio Critic

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DAC1 HDR Review - Peter Aczel, The Audio Critic

DAC1 HDR Review - Peter Aczel, The Audio Critic

by Benchmark Media Systems July 07, 2009

DAC1 HDR - "Damn close to a perfect piece of equipment"

"What the Benchmark DAC1 HDR adds to or subtracts from its input signal is borderline unmeasurable, so the sonic character of its output is obviously the sonic character of its input."

"All in all, the Benchmark DAC1 HDR is damn close to a perfect piece of equipment. Neither its digital performance nor its analog performance could be meaningfully improved. That’s really all that needs to be said."

"There exist DACs and preamps at ten times the price of the Benchmark, but they aren’t any better. Let the high-end police come and take me away in handcuffs."

- Peter Aczel, The Audio Critic

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